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Striped Toeless Booties

 

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" PEARL COTTON, ARTICLE 90, SIZE 5


2--50 yd. Balls White.
2--50 yd. Balls Blue or any Color desired.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 7. 1 yd. Narrow Ribbon.

SOLES. With White, ch 24, work 2 s d c in 2nd st from hook (s d c: thread over needle, insert in st, pull through, thread over and work off all loops at one time), 2 s d c in next st of ch, 1 s d c in each of the next 19 sts of ch, 2 s d c in next st of ch, 3 s d c in last st of ch. Working on opposite side of ch, work 2 s d c in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 19 sts, 2 s d c in next it, 1 s d c in same space with 1st 2 sts, join.

2nd Row. Ch 2, (counts as 1 s d c) s d c in same space, 2s d c in each of the next 2 s d c, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 2 s d c in each of the next 5 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 sts, 2 s d c in each remaining st, join.

3rd Row. Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), d c in same space, 2 d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 d c in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 9 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, · 2 s c in next st, 1 s c in next st, repeat from *, * 1 s c in next st, 2 s c in next st, repeat from * , 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 9 sts, 1 d c in next st, 2 d c in each remaining st, join.

4th Row. Ch 3, d c in same space, 2 d c in each of the next 6 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 29 sts, 2 s d c in each of the next 6 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 29 sts, 2 d c in each remaining st, join.

5th Row. Ch 2, 1 s d c in each st, join.

6th Row. Ch 1, 1 s c in each st, join, break thread.

UPPER SECTION. With Blue, ch 26, work 25 s c on ch, ch l to turn each Row.

2nd Row. Working in back loop of st only. throughout, work 1 s c in each of the next 12 s c, 3 s c in center s c, 1 s c in each remaining 12 s c, drop Blue.

3rd Row. Attach White, 1 s c in each s c.

4th Row. 1 s c in each s c working 3 s c in center s c.

5th Row. Pick up Blue, work 1 s c in each s c.

6th Row. 1 s c in each s c working $ s c in center s c, drop Blue.

Repeat the last 4 rows once.

Repeat the 3rd and 4th rows once.

13th & 14th Rows. With blue, work same as 6th Row.

15th Row. With White, 1 s c in each s c.

16th Row. 1 s c in each s c working 3 s c in center s c.

17th & 18th Rows. With Blue, ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, drop Blue.

19th Row. With White, ch 1, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c, ch 6, turn.

2Oth Row. 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 4 sts of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c, drop White.

21st & 22nd Rows. With Blue, ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, drop Blue.

23rd & 24th Rows. With White, ch 1, 1 s c in each s c, drop White.

Repeat the last 4 rows 13 times, break thread.

Sew to 17 sts at opposite side of vamp.

With wrong side of sole and right side of upper section toward you, with Blue, crochet upper section to sole with a Row of s c leaving 17 sts free at toe for opening, break thread.

BEADING. With wrong side of boot toward you, attach Blue in 20th Row of upper section working along top of boot, ch 5, skip 1 Row, d c in next Row, * ch 2, skip 1 Row, d c in next Row, repeat from * around top of boot only, ch 1, turn.

Next Row. Work a Row of s c around top of boot working 2 s c in each mesh, break thread. Lace ribbon through mesh beading.

POMPON. Wind 80 strands of thread over a ¾ inch cardboard, cut one end, tie around center and trim into a ball. Sew Pompon in position as illustrated.

Taken from Star Book "The Baby Book" 1947 

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